8 Days Wildlife & Gorilla Tour

8 Days Wildlife & Gorilla Tour

8 Days Rwanda Wildlife & Gorilla Trekking Tour

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8 Days Rwanda Wildlife & Gorilla Trekking Tour

Embark on a thrilling 8 Days Rwanda Wildlife & Gorilla Trekking Tour, immersing yourself in the stunning natural beauty and diverse wildlife of Rwanda. Beginning and concluding at Kigali International Airport, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises an unforgettable journey. Your adventure will commence with a visit to Akagera National Park, where you’ll embark on exhilarating game drives, witness the vibrant ecosystem come to life, and partake in a scenic boat ride on Lake Ihema.

Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with a local community residing near the park, gaining insight into their traditions and way of life. Continuing your expedition, delve into the captivating Volcanoes National Park, home to the iconic mountain gorillas and enchanting golden monkeys. Prepare for awe-inspiring treks through lush forests as you encounter these remarkable creatures in their natural habitat, forging unforgettable memories amidst Rwanda’s pristine wilderness.

Detailed 8 Days Rwanda Wildlife & Gorilla Trekking Tour

Day 1:  ARRIVAL

After you arrive Kigali International Airport, clear with immigration and proceed to the arrivals where you will meet your 8 Days Rwanda Wildlife & Gorilla Trekking Tour driver guide who will transfer you to your hotel for overnight stay.

  • Accommodation: The Retreat by Heaven (High-end Accommodation) or Onomo Hotel Kigali (Medium Accommodation)
  • Meal plan:             B,-,-

Day 2:  KIGALI – DRIVE TO AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK, EVENING GAME DRIVE

After breakfast at the hotel, along with your 8 Days Rwanda Wildlife & Gorilla Trekking Tour driver guide depart Kigali for Akagera National Park. Check in and have lunch. Enjoy an evening game drive. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

  • Accommodation: Magashi Camp (High-end Accommodation) or Ruzizi Tented Camp (Medium Accommodation)
  • Meal plan:             B,L,D

Day 3:  FULL DAY AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK

8 Days Wildlife & Gorilla Tour

Rwanda Wildlife Safari

On this day after breakfast, you will proceed for a boat ride on Lake Ihema and have a chance to visit an Island which inhabits a variety of bird species. After lunch you will enjoy a game drive in the park. Dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge.

  • Accommodation: Magashi Camp (High-end Accommodation) or Ruzizi Tented Camp (Medium Accommodation)
  • Meal plan:             B,L,D

Day 4: MORNING COMMUNITY VISIT AND EVENING GAME DRIVE

After a leisurely breakfast at your lodge proceed for a morning community visit. During this tour you will experience the basic lives of the community living around this park. You will learn their culture, practices and how they go about their normal activities daily. After lunch at the lodge you will have an evening game drive in the park.

  • Accommodation: Magashi Camp (High-end Accommodation) or Ruzizi Tented Camp (Medium Accommodation)
  • Meal plan:             B,L,D

Day 5:  DRIVE TO MUSANZE / VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

Depart Akagera National Park after breakfast for Musanze passing via Kigali. Lunch and dinner at the Lodge.

  • Accommodation: One and Only Gorillas Nest (High-end accommodation) or Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Medium accommodation)
  • Meal plan:           B,L,D

Day 6:  GORILLA TREKKING

8 Days Wildlife & Gorilla Tour

Gorilla Trekking Experience in Rwanda

A very early breakfast at the Resort, with your 8 Days Rwanda Wildlife & Gorilla Trekking Tour driver guide proceed to the park headquarters for Gorilla trekking briefing and thereafter proceed to the starting point; trail heads for your amazing adventure. You will be trekking the Mighty Great Apes, the Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. This activity could take between 2-6 hours. Rwanda has 12 habituated groups of Mountain Gorillas all over the Park. You will spend an hour with the Apes, watching the habituated group going about their normal day playing, eating… etc

You will then drive back to your Lodge where you will have lunch and spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying their facilities.

  • Accommodation: One and Only Gorillas Nest (High-end accommodation) or Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Medium accommodation)
  • Meal plan:           B,L,D

Day 7: GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING

After a very early breakfast at the lodge, drive to the park headquarters for briefing and thereafter drive to the trail heads for another highlight of the Volcanoes National Park, trekking the Golden Monkeys which usually takes 4 hrs. When you encounter the habituated Primates and spend an hour with them as they go about their normal day. The monkeys are playful and inquisitive by nature hence spend their day leaping from bamboo branches. After the trek, you will return to the Resort to have lunch and spend the rest of the day enjoying the lodge facilities.

  • Accommodation: One and Only Gorillas Nest (High-end accommodation) or Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (Medium accommodation)
  • Meal plan:           B,L,D

Day 8:  DEPARTURE

After a relaxed breakfast at the Resort, you will be assisted with checking out; then you will start your drive to Kigali International Airport to catch your departure International flight.

  • Meal plan:            B,L,-
8 Days Wildlife & Gorilla Tour

Gorilla Trekking Experience in Rwanda

8 Days Rwanda Wildlife & Gorilla Trekking Tour Inclusions and Exclusions

Includes:

  • Rwanda Gorilla permit $1,500 per person
  • 7 night’s accommodation with meals as indicated in the itinerary above
  • Activities shown in the itinerary
  • Park fees
  • Boat ride on Lake Ihema
  • Game drives
  • Local community visit
  • Golden Monkey trekking
  • Services of an experienced English speaking driver guide
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Government taxes

Excludes:

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Items of personal nature

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